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NFL Star DeSean Jackson

Pulled Over on the Way

to His Own Charity Event

5/12/2012 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was pulled over by law enforcement today while driving to his own charity event this morning ... TMZ has learned.

According to our sources, DeSean was on his way to a church in Philadelphia when he was pulled over by a state trooper. We're told the trooper seemed to recognize DeSean and began acting very rudely towards him. 

Our sources say the trooper told DeSean he pulled him over for having tinted windows and suspected him of driving drunk. We're told the trooper ordered DeSean to perform a field sobriety test (see below). Keep in mind ... this occurred around 9:00 AM.

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A witness on the scene tells TMZ the trooper was very rough towards DeSean and was yelling at him the entire time. The witness says DeSean never gave the trooper an attitude and followed his instructions at all times. 

Eventually, we're told the trooper let DeSean go without a ticket and he made his way to the Triumph Baptist Church in Philly, where the event was being held. DeSean founded the DeSean Jackson Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer after his father died from it in 2009.

Calls to the Pennsylvania State Police were not returned.

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16.

freaksloan    

Too bad he didn't go all Rodney King on his ASS!

789 days ago
17.

Savvy1    

Hahahaha

789 days ago
18.

Superman    

Since the cop was black, he can't cry racism and profiling. If the cop was white, every black person would be crying 'racial profiling'. See, hypocrites. Cops don't give a crap about your race. All they care about is job security, promotions, and more money. They harass everybody! However, one big difference...if Desean was poor, that cop would be giving him a ticket for tinted windows, driving without a seat belt, and anything else he can come-up with to influence a judge.

789 days ago
19.

sean    

Amazing how many police officers are allowed to start yelling at people for no reason, but if you even ask a simple question about why they're treating you this way, they'll beat your ass. I hope that worthless trooper is suspended without pay and lectured on the concept of respect.

789 days ago
20.

Athina    

It would only be a big deal if the cop was white. It's black on black....big deal....meh....let's move on.

789 days ago
21.

CoolPhosphorescentShimmer    

I know less than nothing about DeSean, but I have lived in PA my whole life, and PA State Troopers are nasty to everyone no matter what. Seriously, if you need help and a Statey rolls up, you're not getting help--you're getting yelled at for being a victim.

789 days ago
22.

Metta Worldhate    

NEWSFLASH!!!

Cops are *****. It's not about race, it's about power.

789 days ago
23.

bubblezzz    

Chicken George was hate'n on the well paid athlete! Haters come in all sizes, colors, and uniforms.....

789 days ago
24.

The Neko Nation    

Why do some people think they are above the law and have full limo tint on all windows. Just because he is a star WR in the NFL doesn't make him above anyone else. The self entitlement that some people have is disgusting. The African American can't scream racism like they always do and profiling because the state trooper was African American also.

789 days ago
25.

Throwback kid    

A State trooper barking orders and being rude? I can't believe that, State Troopers are usually so polite. Just Kidding, most state Troopers are total D bags and act like the school yard bully who never grew up. I don't know anyone who has any respect for them. They should be retrained and learn how to speak to the public during a traffic stop

789 days ago
26.

XYZ    

Good thing the cop was black or this would be all over the news as "Racist White Cracker Hillbilly Cop Pulls Over Innocent Black Guy". Phew! Now it's just a boring story that the media can't spin into a race war.

789 days ago
27.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Not that I condone police harassment, I don't. But TMZ, your bias is so blatant. People drive drunk every hour of the day, even 9am.

789 days ago
28.

Kevin    

It's a black cop, no biggie.

789 days ago
29.

Canadasux    

My dad died of pancreatic cancer in 2010. It's a brutal cancer, usually not even noticed, or diagnosed, until the final stage, which was the case with my dad.

789 days ago
30.

fargone    

I can't comment because people will "hate" me and I can't stand rejection.

789 days ago
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